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August 30, 2013

HEIST SOCIETY by Ally Carter, 2010

For as long as she can remember, Katarina has been a part of the family business—thieving.  When Kat tries to leave “the life” for a normal life, her old friend Hale conspires to bring her back into the fold.  Why? A mobster’s art collection has been stolen, and Kat’s father is the only suspect.  Caught between Interpol and a far more deadly enemy, Kat’s dad needs her help. The only solution is to find the paintings and steal them back.  Kat’s got two weeks, a teenage crew, and hopefully enough talent to pull off the biggest heist in her family’s history—and, with any luck, steal her life back along the way. (Amazon)

Reviewed by Francesca - high school graduate and huge bookworm

I adore HEIST SOCIETY because it is so fast paced and cleverly written. It had twist and turns, humor and I honestly love learning about con people. I get so curious on how they pull the con off. 

I really enjoyed how hard Kat (the main girl) tries so hard to stay out of the con business but everyone and their dog tries to get her back in. I love Kat's relationship with her cousin because she is like the sister Kat never had, whether she likes it or not, and I love her relationship with Hale. It is a very clean book and it is the first of a series.

Market: Young Adult
Language: none
Sensuality: the worst thing is kissing
Violence: very mild
Mature themes: stealing but they are con people

1 comment:

MKHutchins said...

Just added this to my to-read shelf. Anything not SF/F is a hard sell for me, but this looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for recommending it!